A huge boost for Bayer Leverkusen and trainer Peter Bosz. Die Werkself won the entertaining Bundesliga topper against Borussia Dortmund with 2-1, and Wout Weghorst was once again important for VfL Wolfsburg.
Bayer Leverkusen – Borussia DortmundBeen Leverkusen started Daley Sinkgraven on the bench. Bosz preferred Wendell and that choice turned out to be excellent. After fourteen minutes, the Brazilian served Moussa Diaby with a beautiful long ball and the agile attacker rounded eye to eye with Dortmund-goalkeeper Roman Bürki. Those Schwarzgelben had hands full with Diaby anyway. The Frenchman was close to the 2-0 shortly before rest, but Bürki brought rescue on his headball.
Dortmund barely managed to reach Haaland for rest, but increased pressure in the second half. Julian Brandt shot the equalizer after 67 minutes. After that, the visitors seemed to have the most claim to the winning goal, but with the necessary art and flight work, a goal of Brandt was prevented. It was just Leverkusen that struck mercilessly. Top talent Florian Wirtz scored after a quick attack: 2-1.
For Bosz, the victory is a big buzz, after Leverkusen took only one point in the last four competition duels. Die Werkself climbs to spot two with 32 points, four less than leader Bayern Munich. Dortmund stays stuck on spot four with 29 points.
FSV Mainz – VfL WolfsburgVfl Wolfsburg also achieved a 0-2 victory at FSV Mainz thanks to Wout Weghorst. The Dutch striker made ten minutes before the decision after a lame loss of balls from Mainz. He then rounded it off with a beautiful lobe. Bartosz Bialek had the score opened after 65 minutes. Number five Wolfsburg comes through the victory on equal heights with Dortmund.
Hertha BSC – HoffenheimHertha BSC got a tap on Hoffenheims nose in a Dutch tinted duel, which reached the longest end with 0-3. At the home team Deyovaisio Zeefuik was allowed to raid again immediately after rest, Daishawn Redan made his appearance after 72 minutes. There was nothing they could do about the defeat: Hoffenheim, where Melayro Bogarde invaded, won by goals of Sebastian Rudy and two by Andrej Kramaric.